State Representative Bill Reiboldt, also a member of the Neosho Lions Club, was the speaker at last week's meeting of the club.

State Representative Bill Reiboldt, also a member of the Neosho Lions Club, was the speaker at last week's meeting of the club.
Reiboldt is chairman of the Missouri House Transportation Committee and gave a summary of transportation activities in the state. He noted that because Missouri's fuel tax is one of the lowest in the nation, and he expects it will be raised in the future. The taxes raised by the fuel tax supports the state's roads, waterways, bridges and some rails.
Raising the fuel tax will require a vote of the citizens of Missouri.
Reiboldt discussed some of the state's transportation needs, including the completion of Interstate 49 in McDonald County. But he also said that roads, bridges and ports statewide are also in need of repairs.
Missouri is the seventh large transportation system in the United States, but ranks 47th in revenue per mile.
In closing, Reiboldt answered many questions from his fellow Lions.